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True Grit (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Saturday Evening Post Magazine Serial written by Charles Portis published in 1968 (novel); 1968 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActorJohn WayneWon
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Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gunslinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry H... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gun slinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry ... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Wayne is usually a given to steal the spotlight but Kim Darby gave him more than he bargained for as the stubborn, no-nonsense Maddie Ross. Following suit singer Glen Campbell showed he can do more than knock back a tune, playing the Texas Ranger. As with many of his other great westerns, Wayne is s... Read full article


Silent Take: “True Grit” circa 1917

By Movies, Silently on Aug 21, 2013 From Movies Silently

I enjoyed True Grit as a book and I loved the 2010 adaptation. The ‘teens were a golden time for the western film and so I decided to work with the year 1917 in mind. For Rooster, there was really no question as to who should play him. William S. Hart could play gruff-with-a-heart-of-gold in h... Read full article


True Grit(s): WRM Podcast With Drew Hamilton! (2)

By Anne Marie on Jan 30, 2013 From We Recycle Movies

Hey everybody! After some slight delays, we bring you the latest We Recycle Movies podcast with Anne and Drew! Tonight we discuss two versions of True Grit: the 1969 John Wayne Western and the 2010 Coen Brothers remake. Along the way, Anne shows her inner bookworm by quoting a Wesleyan scholar and D... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mattie Ross: Do you know a Marshal Rooster Cogburn?
Col. G. Stonehill: Most people around here have heard of Rooster Cogburn and some people live to regret it. I would not be surprised to learn that he's a relative of yours.


Mattie Ross: Now I know you can drink whiskey and I saw you kill a rat, but all the rest has been talk. I'm not paying for talk. I can get all the talk I need at the Monarch Boarding House.
Rooster Cogburn: I ought to paddle your rump!
Mattie Ross: I don't know how you propose to do that from that hog wallow you're sunk into. If I smelled as bad as you I wouldn't live near people.


Mattie Ross: Trust you to buy another tall horse.
Rooster Cogburn: Yeah. He's not as game as Beau, but Stonehill says he can jump a four rail fence.
Mattie Ross: You are too old and fat to be jumping horses.
Rooster Cogburn: Well, come see a fat old man some time!
[jumps the fence and rides away]


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Finnish censorship certificate # 77983
Sondra Locke was considered for the role of Mattie Ross. She read the script but wanted to do avoid type-casting.
The gang's cave hideout (beds partially intact), snake pit, and various prop rocks can still be seen on private property outside Ouray, Colorado.
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